Skip to content

Get Ahead of the Competition with Smart Sales Tools

With Smart Sales Tools, your team can work smarter, not harder. Boost productivity, enhance collaboration, and optimize results across the buyer journey. Say goodbye to time-consuming manual tasks and hello to a streamlined, efficient sales experience.
Illustration of smart sales tools like forms, sales configurators and ROI calculators

Inspiring Examples and Ideas

Unlock Your Business's Potential with Showell and Smart Sales Tools

Collect Valuable Data With Forms and Surveys

Example use cases:

  • Lead Capture
  • Order Forms
  • Customer Feedback Surveys
  • Event Registration
  • Inspection Reports
  • Quality Surveys
  • Compliance Questionnaires
Smart sales tools: surveys and forms

Calculate Investments, Configure Products

Example use cases:

  • Product Configurators / Selectors
  • Investment Calculators
  • Comparison Tools
  • ROI Calculators
  • Cost Calculators
  • Savings Calculators 
Smart sales tools: configurators and calculators

Impress Buyers with Interactive Animations, 3D, and Virtual Reality

Example use cases:

  • Product 3D models and Visualizations
  • Interactive Product Animations
  • Augmented Reality
  • Complex Visualizations
  • Educational Content
Smart sales tools: interactive animations, 3D and augmented reality

Connect Sales Tools with Your CRM, ERP, PIM and Other Systems

Showell's advanced API enables you to integrate Showell in-platform sales apps with your other systems and processes to increase productivity and data integrity. 
Smart sales tools: integrations with CRM, ERP, PIM and others

Frequently Asked Questions

Here we have put together some commonly asked questions regarding smart sales tools, but we're happy to book a meeting with you to tell more about how you can utilize smart tools in your sales process. 

What is the technical implementation of Smart Sales Tools?

Smart Tools are implemented using HTML5 technology, which is the same technology used to build modern websites and web applications. Building Smart Tools for Showell doesn't require any special skills beyond those needed to build web apps. Smart Tools for Showell can range from very simple forms to complex product configurators.

The main difference between a "normal" web app and a Showell Smart Tool is that Showell Smart Tools can run completely offline and open inside Showell, making them easy to use as part of your presentation without the need to jump between different windows, tabs, or programs. 

The basic building blocks of a smart tool are: 
  • HTML (markup)
  • CSS (style)
  • JavaScript (interactivity)

HTML5 apps are added to Showell in the same way as other files but in a zip format.

Read more about Showell's HTML5 smart tools in the Help Center

What limitations does Showell impose on Sales Tools and Apps?

There are only a few limitations when it comes to building Smart Sales Tools and in-platform apps for Showell. It's important to ensure that:

  • Sales Tools and Apps work on every device and screen sizes that you intend to use them on.
  • Smart Tools work with a touch screen if you intend to use them on a tablet or smartphone.
  • Smart Tools support offline usage if you intend to use them when the device is offline.

For more information, please schedule a meeting with us or see this Help Center article.

Who can build custom Sales Tools and Apps?

Anyone with HTML5 skills can build Smart Tools for Showell. While we do not offer the service of building Smart Tools directly, we work with a number of great partners who are ready to help our customers. Our customers are welcome to use their existing partners, and we are happy to provide support and a sandbox environment for testing.

The complexity of the Smart Sales Tools and whether integrations are needed will determine who can build it. However, our partners have the expertise to cover almost everything. So, if you need help building a Smart Sales Tool, our partners can provide you with the necessary support and expertise. Please contact us to learn more about our partners and how they can help you build Smart Tools for Showell.

How do Smart Tools open in Showell?

Smart Sales Tools and Apps open and run inside the Showell platform, which means they can be used seamlessly as part of your presentation without having to jump between different windows, tabs, or programs. This is because Showell has an integrated browser engine that enables the Smart Tools to run within the app.

This feature provides a great user experience, as the Smart Tool can be easily accessed and used along with other presentations without any interruptions. Additionally, because the Smart Tools can run offline, you can use them even when you don't have an internet connection, which can be very convenient in certain situations.

Overall, the ability to open and run Smart Tools within the Showell app provides a seamless and convenient user experience that makes it easier for you to create engaging presentations and showcase your products and services to your clients.

Do Smart Sales Tools and Apps work offline?

Yes, Smart Sales Tools and Apps built inside the Showell can also work offline. Showell (available for iOSWindows, and Android) is designed to work natively offline with any device. Since Smart Sales Tools open and run inside the Showell app, they can be used offline, just like any other sales content within the app.

However, it's important to note the following use cases for Smart Sales Tools and Apps:

When Smart Sales Tool sends data to other systems

Some Smart Sales Tools and Apps may send data to other systems, such as CRM, ERP, PIM, etc. As a result, an internet connection is necessary, at least at some point. Typically, this data is initially stored on the device and automatically transmitted to other systems when the device reconnects to the network.

When Smart Sales Tool requires real-time data to work

Some Smart Sales Tools and Apps rely on real-time data from other systems in order to function and, therefore, cannot be used offline.

How do I use and display 3D models in Showell?

Showell has a built-in 3D viewer that supports numerous 3D formats without the need for any coding or technical expertise.

This means that you can easily upload 3D objects as you would add any other file to Showell, and they will be displayed in the 3D viewer.

3D files come in many shapes and sizes, We recommend using GLB, FBX, or U3D file types. However, many other types can be used as well.

Find out more from our Help Center



How does Showell's Augmented Reality (AR) support work?

Showell's AR (Augmented Reality) support allows you to showcase 3D models in a new, exciting way. To use AR in Showell, you need to have an AR-supported 3D model in .usdz format. Once you have the 3D model, simply add it to your Showell presentation like you would any other file. When you open the 3D model in Showell, it automatically opens in AR mode. 

In AR mode, Showell opens the video camera on your device and superimposes the 3D model onto the real world in the camera view. You can move your device around to see the object from different angles, and you can even walk around it to explore it in 3D space. You can also zoom in and out by moving closer to or further away from the object. Showell's AR support is a great way to bring your 3D models to life and provide an immersive experience for your audience.

Note that you need an iOS device with an A9 or later processor, running iOS 12 or later. This includes devices such as iPad (2017 or newer) and iPhone 8 or newer.

Would You Like to Know More?

Contact our aales enablement specialists to hear more about how to use Smart Sales Tools and Apps with Showell.